Saturday, May 31, 2014

Rep. Bridenstine: Why Does USDA Need Submachine Guns?

Friday, 23 May 2014 08:38 PM
By Cathy Burke
Following the Department of Agriculture's May 7 solicitation for submachine guns with 30-round magazine clips, Rep. Jim Bridenstine is demanding an explanation.


"The fear of my constituents is that the USDA is expanding outside of its intended mission," the Oklahoma Republican wrote the agency on Wednesday. 

According to AmmoLand Shooting Sports News, the timing of the USDA request for the weaponry is suspect, coming "just one month after the [Cliven] Bundy embarrassment." 

"It seems that the USDA, which oversees America’s vast tracks of forested land, may be preparing itself in the event some cowboys want their heads of cattle to munch government-owned grass," the website stated.

Bundy gained national attention in April during an armed standoff in Nevada over cattle grazing rights. 

The USDA's solicitation was first reported by Breitbart

But the farming agency told Politico there are more than 100 agents employed by the law enforcement division of the department’s Office of the Inspector General who carry such weapons, explaining those agents are involved in the investigation of criminal activities, including fraud, theft of government property, bribery, extortion, smuggling, and assaults on employees. 

Bob Owens, the editor of BearingArms.com, wrote the response was predictable.

"They will no doubt attempt to justify their purchase of military hardware by explaining that they conduct criminal investigations and may need to do armed raids,"  he wrote, adding: 

"This is part of a trend to arm every branch of federal government, whether the individual agency has a legitimate need for a paramilitary force or not."

AmmoLand noted the Government Accountability Office in February downplayed concerns about big ammunition purchases by the Department of Homeland Security. 


Comment:
If you're not concerned that the federal government is arming its various departments with military weapons you should be.
More and more people are fighting back against government tyranny, so more and more the government is becoming concerned.  If the people ever do wake up and try and take their country back and the government is not prepared, then they will be in deep doo-doo.  
Military weapons are standard for any totalitarian regime.   If people can't see what this government is turning into they need to pull their heads out.
"Fear is the foundation of most governments." - John Adams, Second President Of The United States.

Dan 88!







Friday, May 30, 2014

Media Slowly Turn Against Obamacare

By Michael Reagan


You may notice I have an extra spring in my step today. And why wouldn’t I? The Associated Press, of all people, has ruled that my warnings regarding Obamacare are credible.
It would have been nice if AP had joined the real world before the 2012 election, but better late than never.
You may recall that — aside from the basic unconstitutionality of forcing people to buy health insurance and determining what the insurance would cover — warnings regarding Obamacare contained three major elements. They are: government interference on a scale this massive means that relationships between doctors and patients will be affected; countless people will lose their existing insurance and finally, there is no way to keep healthcare cost down that does not involve rationing.
The mainstream media, with AP "fact checkers" leading the charge, uniformly called these warnings exaggerated and false. The basis for this negative judgment was in many cases simply recycling the Obama administration’s Obamacare propaganda.
Now the slow drip, drip, drip of reality has worn away at the boulder of MSM denial.
Now the AP ruefully admits, “Before the law took effect, experts warned that narrow networks could impact patient's access to care, especially in cheaper plans. But with insurance cards now in hand, consumers are finding their access limited across all price ranges.
“The dilemma undercuts President Obama's 2009 pledge that: "If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period." Consumer frustration over losing doctors comes as the Obama administration is still celebrating a victory with more than 8 million enrollees in its first year.”
There are a couple of noteworthy items in that grudging acknowledgment of the truth. First it didn’t “undercut” Obama’s “If you like your doctor you can keep him” promise. It showed the promise to be the outright lie it always was. Second, “limited access” means you can’t keep the insurance policy you liked either, because in many cases it disappeared.
But the most telling fudge, and proof if you needed it that the media is still in the tank for Obama, is when AP explains, “Narrow networks are part of the economic trade-off for keeping premiums under control and preventing insurers from turning away those with pre-existing conditions.”
Narrow networks is public relations spin for the more accurate word: rationing. Which means everything conservatives warned about has come true.
Americans are competent enough to choose their own life insurance, car insurance, and homeowner’s insurance, why should health insurance be any different?
Dan Calabrese sums up what a conservative alternative to the Obamacare monster would look like.
“In a broad sense, this entirely predictable result demonstrates that one of the biggest flaws in Obamacare was that it doubled down on what was wrong with healthcare finance in the first place. People didn't need to be made more reliant on third parties to pay for their healthcare. They were already too reliant on third parties to begin with.

"Effective reform would have lessened the influence of health insurers and changed tax incentives to put more money in the hands of people to pay for their own basic care — limiting the use of insurance coverage to truly catastrophic needs.”
Comment:
I would still love to know how many of those "8 million enrollees" have actually bought any insurance.  Of course the government won't tell us that.  That's probably "privileged information".  That's the government for you.  Whenever they don't want you to know something they either outright lie, or say it's "privileged" or "classified" information.  So much for the Freedom Of Information Act.  What's so privileged about it?  It's not like I'm asking for names, phone numbers, and addresses.  I just want to know how many enrollees have started paying their premiums.
Folks, I'm not going to repeat myself again.  You all know how I feel about Obamacare. I'm just gratified to see signs that the whole thing will collapse in on itself.  When it finally happens I'll really be ready to celebrate.
When it does happen maybe some of those who will find themselves up the creek without a paddle will start saying, "Gee, the Nazis were right all along.  Who would've thunk it?"
Although I do agree with Michael Reagan on this subject there is a big difference between us.  He just puts down the system and offers no solution.  We (the ANP) have the answers to this problem - or should I say Hitler had the answer.  All we have to do is listen.
Dan 88!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Poll: Nearly Half Long-Term Jobless Give Up Looking for Work

Thursday, 22 May 2014 02:10 PM
By Sandy Fitzgerald

Nearly half of long-term unemployed Americans have given up looking for a job, according to a new poll, and many say that looking for work has been more difficult than they expected it would be.

Forty-seven percent of the 1,500 unemployed people surveyed by Harris Poll on behalf of Express Employment Professionals, said they have given up on looking for a job. Another 60 percent said looking for work has been harder than expected; 10 percent said it's been easier.

"This survey shows that millions of Americans are at risk of falling into the trap of prolonged unemployment, and it should give policymakers a greater sense of urgency to focus on the singular goal of creating jobs," said Bob Funk, CEO of Express and a former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. "We can take heart that in these difficult times the American spirit of confident hopefulness endures, but we can’t accept this status quo — not for our country, not for our unemployed neighbors."

However, while 47 percent said they've given up on finding a job, 91 percent said they are hopeful of finding a job they really want within the next six months.

The prospects weren't looking good for them, however, the poll revealed. Forty-six percent of the respondents said they had not had any interviews in the month before the poll, and 23 percent said they had not had a job interview since 2012.

Further, the poll showed that most of the unemployed are not receiving any jobless benefits, with just 20 percent saying they are getting unemployment compensation.

The benefits, though, may be dampening people's enthusiasm about finding work. A full 82 percent of those receiving benefits said that if their unemployment compensation were to run out, they would "search harder and wider for a job," but only 18 percent said they would be in such despair that they would quit looking for a job altogether.

In addition, another 48 percent agreed that they did not have to look for work as hard thanks to already receiving benefits. Seventy-two percent of the respondents agreed that the payments have been a cushion, and another 62 percent said they agree that compensation has "allowed me to take time for myself."

Meanwhile, people are not willing to move away to find work, the poll said. Fewer than half, or 44 percent, said they are not at all willing to relocate to new city or town, while 60 percent said they are not at all willing to move to another state.

There are jobs available in some states, though, if people wish to relocate. For example, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's "Blueprint for Prosperity" has turned a $3.6 billion deficit into a $2.0 billion surplus. 

His plan is designed to put taxpayers back in charge, with reforms that put more money in their pockets. At the same time, he's dropped unemployment in his state by 3 percentage points to 6.1 percent, resulting in the best private sector job growth since the 1990s.

The upshot, of course, is that companies in nearby states like Illinois are relocating to Wisconsin to reduce taxes and tap into a steady labor pool not hindered by union dominance. With this shift, thousands of workers and their families have moved to Wisconsin. 

In North Dakota, the state's average personal income ranking went from 38th in 2006 to sixth place in 2012. Department of Commerce data show that during those six years, North Dakota's per capita personal income grew from 14 percent below the national average to 25 percent above the average.

And most unemployed people are men, revealed the Harris survey, which showed that 57 percent of men vs. 43 percent of women are jobless. In addition, more than half the unemployed are younger than 40, and one-third are younger than 30. 

Most people also don't blame themselves for being without a job, with 45 percent saying the economy is most responsible, while 18 percent blame the government.


Comment:

As the article mentions, some state's job prospects are up, others are down.  Many companies are either outsourcing offshore, or outsourcing to states with cheaper taxes.

This is precisely what's happening here in California.  Many companies are fleeing the state to states with lower taxes.  Recently, California's Toyota plant announced that it will be moving to Texas to take advantage of the lack of corporate taxes there.  Other companies are moving to similar states such as Wisconsin and Louisiana.


In California, corporate taxes can be as high as 20 percent or more depending on gross income.  Nevada, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, Washington state, and Wyoming have no corporate taxes.  Arkansas's highest bracket is 6.5 percent.  Louisiana's is 8 percent.  New Hampshire is 8.5 percent.

Now if you were a corporate fat cat would you stay in California?


This is a prime example of why the system does not work.  Under the current system, we have a patchwork of tax rates from state-to-state.  If a state raises taxes on the rich too much, a company can just move to another state where taxes are lower - and take their jobs with them.  Or even outsource offshore to China and similar places.  

What we need is a uniform corporate tax in all states.  We also need a "Flight Tax" like National Socialist Germany had which taxes companies that outsourced out of the country.

Under this Judeo-Capitalist system we will never get this.  Only through National Socialism can we force the fat cats to pay their fair share and prevent them from sending their jobs overseas.  National Socialism is the only hope the White Worker has - and ever other race in the working class as well.  Remember, if Whites go down, everyone else will go down shortly after.


Dan 88!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

National Socialism Victory In Europe!

May 26, 2014 1:29 PM


Brussels (AFP) - Though no stranger to controversy or diatribe, the European Parliament is set to usher in its first fully-fledged neo-Nazi members, from Germany and Greece.
With around 300,000 votes at Sunday's European elections the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) is expected to claim one of the country's 96 seats in the new Parliament, in a historical ground-breaker.
A recent change in German electoral laws, scrapping all minimum thresholds, paved the way for the march into parliament of the NPD, which has 6,000 members.
It describes itself as "national socialist," just like Germany's Nazis in the 1930s, and is openly xenophobic and anti-semitic so a group of German regional governments have tried to have it banned for propagating racism.
Meanwhile, with almost all ballots counted in Greece, the neo-Nazi "Golden Dawn" party is claiming over nine percent of the vote, which would net it three seats in the 751-member Parliament.
Golden Dawn was founded in the 1980s by Nikos Michaloliakos, an open admirer of Adolf Hitler. In 2012, Michaloliakos publicly denied the responsibility of Nazis in the mass-murder of six million Jews.
By harnessing resentment over EU-driven austerity measures imposed on Greece, Golden Dawn ran third in the European vote held on Sunday, behind the Coalition of the Radical Left and the centre-right New Democracy Party.
In June 2012, six of its 18 MPs in the Greek parliament, including Michaloliakos, were detained by police on charges of belonging to a criminal organisation after the killing of an anti-fascist musician.
Golden Dawn now counts 16 MPs in the Greek parliament, after two MPs left. One of those MPs now sits on the crossbenches, the other is in jail.
Comment:
The liberals may be winning here, but we're winning in Europe!  See, it can be done.  We CAN win. But we won't unless we act.  The main reason for our lack of progress here is apathy.  No one wants to be bothered.  Everyone is so busy with their jobs, families, and recreational activities they feel they just don't have the time.
If our European comrades felt the same way they would be languishing just like us.  Perhaps the problem with us is we've had it too good for too long.  For example, right now gas is about $4 a gallon. The price of gas was that much in Europe since the 70's and has gone up even more.  The United States has never hit a full 50 percent unemployment rate.  Greece hit that years ago.  Yes, part of our problem are things have never been as bad here as in Europe.  Even in the Great Depression things weren't quite as bad here as they were over there. 
Are we going to have to wait until things get that bad here before people are willing to act?  I'm sorry to say it's more than likely.  As long as people have even a shadow of the "good life" they'll hang on to it and will be reluctant to do anything that might cause them to lose what little they have left.
After all why do people keep reelecting the same people over and over again?  U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Ca.) has been in office for 22 years.  Before that she was mayor of San Francisco for ten.  California's other Senator Barbara Levy Boxer (D) has been in office for 21 years.  She was a U.S. Congressman for ten years before that, and prior to that she was a Marin County supervisor for six years.  
Considering the poor state of this country and even poorer condition of California, how can people keep reelecting them?  There are two reasons.  California is a Democratic state.  There are many idiot Democrats who state they would rather vote for a bad Democrat than a good Republican. That's plain stupid.  Both parties are rotten to the core.  But if you still believe in them, to vote for your party even if you know the candidate stinks is crazy.  The other more common reason is people are afraid if they vote out a bad politician they may get someone even worse.  At least with the incumbent they know what they're getting.  They are afraid of making things worse.
Until people are desperate enough to take a chance on something new, nothing will ever change in this country.  Indeed, it will continue to worsen.  Take a chance.  Go National Socialist.
Dan 88!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Germany Sets New Record, Generating 74 Percent Of Power Needs From Renewable Energy

BY KILEY KROH

Wind turbines and transmission lines in Nauen near Berlin, Germany.
Wind turbines near Berlin

This month, Germany’s impressive streak of renewable energy milestones continued, with renewable energy generation surging to a record portion — nearly 75 percent — of the country’s overall electricity demand by midday. With wind and solar in particular filling such a huge portion of the country’s power demand, electricity prices actually dipped into the negative for much of the afternoon, according to Renewables International.
In the first quarter of 2014, renewable energy sources met a record 27 percent of the country’s electricity demand, thanks to additional installations and favorable weather. “Renewable generators produced 40.2 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, up from 35.7 billion kilowatt-hours in the same period last year,” Bloomberg reported. Much of the country’s renewable energy growth has occurred in the past decade and, as a point of comparison, Germany’s 27 percent is double the approximately 13 percent of U.S. electricity supply powered by renewables as of November 2013.
Observers say the records will keep coming as Germany continues its Energiewende, or energy transformation, which aims to power the country almost entirely on renewable sources by 2050.

“Once again, it was demonstrated that a modern electricity system such as the German one can already accept large penetration rates of variable but predictable renewable energy sources such as wind and solar PV power,” said Bernard Chabot, a renewable energy consultant based in France, via email. “In fact there are no technical and economic obstacles to go first to 20 percent of annual electricity demand penetration rate from a combination of those two technologies, then 50 percent and beyond by combining them with other renewables and energy efficiency measures and some progressive storage solutions at a modest level.”
Comment:
Once again, Germany leads the way.  They are throwing off the chains of the fossil fuel industry.  We can do the same.
In the United States we have plenty of rivers for hydroelectric power, plenty of places where wind power would be practical, and here in the Southwest, we have so much sunny weather we could use solar power almost exclusively.
But there is one major obstacle in our way:  The Oil Companies. They have had almost unlimited profit for a century.  They aren't about to give that up without a fight.
The oil companies try and obstruct every clean energy bill that comes along.  They buy and sell votes, and politicians as well.
Does anyone remember a movie called "The Water Engine"?  It's about a man who invented an engine that runs on water.  Big Oil wanted to buy the engine rights and destroy the plans and the prototype.  When the inventor wouldn't play ball with them, they tried to have him killed.  Far fetched?  I don't think so.  I think that's exactly how the fat cats would have reacted.
National Socialist Germany were pioneers in renewable energy. Hitler knew the value of this and had plans to greatly expand Germany's renewable energy resources.  And it seems after almost 70 years, Germany is still an energy pioneer.
We Americans can learn a lot from them.  But first we must free ourselves from the chains of the oil companies.  Through National Socialism we can do just that.  $upport the ANP as much as you can.
Dan 88!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day


This post is dedicated to my mom. October 26, 1933 - May 13, 2014.

Dan 88!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

How Did This Happen?

D'oh!

That's where some cars belong.

Was this guy taking a short cut or what?

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the mall!

That's what happens when you try and drive out of a store.

Just hanging around.

Also just hanging around.

Look ma!  No wires!

How did this happen indeed!
 
 
Dan 88!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Global Awareness of Holocaust 'Disturbingly Low'

Newsmax
Only 54 percent of people around the globe have ever heard of the Holocaust and others think it's a myth, a new survey sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League reveals.
The survey involved more than 50,000 adults in 102 countries and territories, and included data from interviews conducted in 96 languages between July 2013 and February 2014.
Among the respondents who said they have heard of the Holocaust, 4 percent believe it is a myth and never happened, and 28 percent believe the number of Jews who died has been greatly exaggerated.
That means 78 percent of those polled either have never heard of the Holocaust or believe it is a myth or greatly exaggerated.
Holocaust awareness is greatest in Western Europe, where 94 percent of respondents have heard of the genocide, and lowest in sub-Saharan Africa, where only 24 percent are aware of it. In the Americas it is 77 percent.
In the Middle East and Northern Africa, just 8 percent have heard of the Holocaust and believe the historical account.
Among those aged 50 and over worldwide, 61 percent are aware of the Holocaust, but just 48 percent of those under age 35 are aware.
The survey, conducted by First International Resources, found that 30 percent of respondents agree with the statement: "Jews still talk too much about what happened to them in the Holocaust."
ADL National Director Abraham Foxman said: "When it comes to Holocaust awareness, while only 54 percent of those polled had heard of the Holocaust a disturbingly low number the numbers were far better in Western Europe.
"At the same time, the results confirm a troubling gap between older adults who know their history and younger men and women who, more than 70 years after the events of World War II, are more likely to have never heard of or learned about what happened to the 6 million Jews who perished."
Interestingly, 48 percent of those polled think that Jews make up more than 1 percent of the world's population, or about 70 million people; 18 percent think they make up more than 10 percent of the population; and 9 percent say Jews make up 20 percent of the population, or about 1.4 billion people.
In fact, Jews make up just 0.19 percent of the world's population.
As for the "myth" of the Holocaust, a Massachusetts court has ordered the author of a mythical Holocaust memoir to pay $22.5 million to her publisher.
Massachusetts resident Misha Defonseca's "Misha: A Memoire of the Holocaust Years," was published in 1997 and translated into 18 languages. It purported to be the autobiographical account of a young Jewish girl who roamed around Europe after her parents were deported from Belgium, at one point being sheltered by friendly wolves.
In 1998, Defonseca and her ghostwriter won a $32.4 million judgment against Mount Ivy Press and its founder Jane Daniel for allegedly hiding profits.
But Daniel began uncovering many of the memoir's fraudulent claims, finding that Defonseca was in fact Monica Ernestine Josephine De Wael, that she was not Jewish, and she spent the war as a student at a Belgian school, Forward.com disclosed.
The $22.5 million is her share of the judgment against her publisher.
Comment:
At last it seems that people are starting to wake up.  Despite the efforts of Yad Veshem and the Holocaust Memorial Societies people are NOT learning about the Holohoax. And many that do are disbelieving it.  To top that, more and more lies are being exposed and even being accepted by the mainstream such as the fraudulent memoire mentioned in the article.
I have been asked by many people why the Jews would lie so brazenly?  Well this article shows one of the best answers to that question:  $$$.  The lying Jew who wrote that bit of PROVEN fakery made $22.5 million.  Sounds like a good reason to lie if you ask me.
The Defonseca case is only one instance.  The "Diary Of Anne Franke" has also been proven to be a partial fraud.  The first part was written by Anne, but it was finished by her father so he could cash in on it.  
There are so many other cases.  An excellent documentary called "The Last Days Of The Big Lie"  exposes several noted Holocaust survivors as being liars.  More importantly, it interviews Jews who spent time in Auschwitz and have the courage to tell how it really was.  These people talk about the camp having a swimming pool, a movie theatre, a cantina - a store where you could buy things like candy, cigarettes, and beer (although they do say the beer was lousy), a theatre for putting on their own plays, and a soccer field with organized teams where they sometimes played against the Germans.  What kind of death camp has all that?  Even though these people are Jews, they should be commended for standing up against the lies and speaking the truth.
"The Last Days Of The Big Lie" is a little over two hours long so be prepared, but it is so interesting and informative it is worth it.  It can be found on our Video Blog at: http://nationalsocialism.info/
Dan 88!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Employees: No work at Obamacare processing centers, and bosses knew

CURRENT, FORMER SERCO WORKERS DESCRIBE LONG DAYS WITH NOTHING TO DO. CONGRESSMEN WANT ANSWERS.

May 16, 2014 6:30 am  •  
WASHINGTON • Company and government supervisors knew that employees at the tax-funded Affordable Care Act processing center in Wentzville were being paid to do little or no work, former employees said Thursday.
And the Missouri facility wasn’t the only one.
One worker at the London, Ky., Serco facility told the Post-Dispatch on Thursday that he rarely has any health insurance applications to process.
“I walk out every day feeling as if I have contributed nothing,” said the Kentucky employee, who declined to have his name used for fear of retribution.
The federal government, under the auspices of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, last year gave a five-year, $1.2 billion contract to Serco Inc., a processing and security group, to process paper applications for health insurance.
Now, employees are claiming there are not enough applications to generate work for them.
Employees were not allowed to have access to the Internet or cellphones, Takatz said.
Jaison Fleming, 33, of Florissant, worked at the center through February. He said workers were not even allowed to have pens and paper, but supervisors started providing them to entertain the employees.
Both Fleming and Takatz said Serco eventually started supplying books for recreational reading, and then allowed employees to bring their own.
Both former employees told the Post-Dispatch that CMS officials became aware of the books, and they were no longer allowed.
CMS did not respond to questions about how much they knew about a possible lack of productivity.
The worker in Kentucky said he experienced a similar environment to Wentzville.
“When the highlight of employees’ days are playing Pictionary in the training room ... and you get paid decent money to go to work to talk to your friends, something is wrong,” he wrote in an email to the Post-Dispatch.
Takatz, who lives in Wentzville, said she originally took the job to help people obtain health care.
“I feel guilty for working there as long as I did,” she said. “It was like I was stealing money from people.”
Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said Thursday that his office has heard of more possible cases of employees hired to process applications for the Affordable Care Act doing little work.
“I have heard that there have been allegations from other facilities, and we are looking into that,” he said.
Concurrently, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., called for a federal Inspector General’s investigation, saying she has “received allegations of wrongdoing” from a whistleblower from the Wentzville plant.
Her letter to Daniel R. Levinson, Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, says the whistleblower worked for Cognosante, a subcontractor of Serco, in Wentzville. According to McCaskill, the worker claims that she was called into work last fall “when the company was aware that its employees would not be able to work due to problems with the HealthCare.gov Web site.”
McCaskill’s letter says that the whistleblower alleges that employees were told to sit at their desks and “pretend to work” when officials from the federal CMS were on-site.
The fresh calls for investigations came as the White House referred all questions to CMS, which confirmed the letters are being reviewed.
In an emailed statement, a Serco spokesman said the company’s workforce “has processed more than 1 million documents and made 1.4 million outbound phone calls to applicants” from Oct. 1 through April 30.
“As in any business or major program there are peaks and valleys as the various tasks stop and start,” wrote Alan Hill, Serco senior vice president of corporate communications and government relations.
The allegations from the facility at Wentzville come just as controversy over the Obama administration’s mistake-riddled rollout of computer sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act had faded.
A letter similar to McCaskill’s, signed by all of Missouri’s six Republican members of the U.S. House, was sent Thursday to Marilyn Tavenner, the CMS administrator.
“We wonder whether or not there was any sort of concern voiced by CMS staff or any question of legitimacy stemming from that visit that may have made its way to CMS headquarters,” the letter states. It was signed by Reps. Blaine Luetkemeyer, Ann Wagner, Vicky Hartzler, Jason T. Smith, Billy Long and Sam Graves.
Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis, said Thursday he was not asked to sign the letter, but through a spokesman he said that “any time tax dollars have been misspent, or misused, I support a full investigation and a complete recovery of the funds.”
According to CMS, the contract was awarded through a full and open competition that followed the Federal Acquisition Regulations “to ensure the selection process was fair and transparent, and to ensure the selection of the most qualified organization.”
The tasks outlined in the contract include intake, routing, review and troubleshooting of applications, according to John Lau, the Serco program director for the CMS contract.
Lau, in testimony in September before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, outlined some of the tasks in the contract, such as sorting and categorizing mail; processing paper applications; verifying eligibility under state-specific requirements; addressing complex issues; telephone support; code development; test support; and more.
Though most sign-ups for insurance under the new marketplace were to be made online, officials at the time estimated that a third of the 20 million people expected to apply would submit paper applications. But as of December, CMS figures show only 17 percent of applications were made on paper, according to a release by Blunt.
Lau, in his testimony, said Serco was being paid more than $114 million for the base year tasks, but that would need to be increased to $1.2 billion for additional tasks.
Those tasks included an increase in appeals requests and a growing staff. In addition, the testimony states that CMS requested translation and interpreter services in August, as well as background checks on employees.
Allegations that employees in Wentzville were doing little or no work were first reported by KMOV (Channel 4) on Monday.
Former employees told the Post-Dispatch that boredom and staring at screens led to hostility. What followed was gossip, harassment and fights.
Monica Colvin, of O’Fallon, Mo., who worked at the center through January, said she had been physically pushed by co-workers, and at one point, had her computer unplugged behind her back.
“There were a lot of pretenses of things going on in there,” she said. “Basically tattletaling and making up stories … on individuals to get them fired.”
Some said the job led them to visit a doctor for stress.
Colvin, 54, said she went to her doctor when she started experiencing anxiety and depression.
“When I got there, my blood pressure was almost at the stroke point.”
CMS stated Wednesday that Serco employees were still receiving mail to process and working with customers, but CMS regularly reviews and makes adjustments to the center’s staffing levels.
A CMS spokesman said CMS was committed to ensuring federal funds were spent appropriately and performance expectations were “clear and monitored closely.”
Serco won the federal contract in July and selected Wentzville as one of three sites to carry it out. The others are in Arkansas and Kentucky.
Blunt, noting that a Canadian company received the computer contract to run the Affordable Care Act website, raised questions about why a British company whose parent company, Serco Group, is reportedly under a fraud investigation in the United Kingdom for monitoring inactive criminals, was chosen to do the health law’s paperwork.
He and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., have sent a letter to the head of the CMS asking for answers. Luetkemeyer has also said he would approach congressional committee chairs to probe the allegations.

“Right now on this issue we have a lot more questions than we have answers,” Blunt said. “And they are questions that need to be asked and questions that need to be answered.”
Comment:
Great job!  Where do I go to apply?  
This is not an isolated incident.  Before I started teaching, I worked for a company in San Diego that made repair manuels for the Navy.  For several weeks we had nothing to do.  We slept, played Blackjack (for money), listened to the radio, some of the technical artists worked on personal art projects.  It was pretty sweet.  What got me was that during this time, if I was late I still got chewed out.  After all, since all we were doing was sleeping and playing cards, I figured what did it matter if I was a few minutes late?  My supervisor didn't agree with me.
Naturally none of us complained about the situation.  We figured we had it made and we were going to enjoy it as long as it lasted.  I think that's perfectly understandable, but it was still wasteful and the taxpayers were picking up the tab.   We were being paid to sleep and play cards.
Anyway, Mr. Blunt asked why a company that was under investigation like Serco Group was given the contract.  The answer is simple.  Somebody from Serco was making a few cash gifts to the people who awarded them the contract.  Why else would a company like that get it?
This is just more proof of government corruption and/or incompetence.  The only way to stop it is to end the system.  A National Socialist state would never allow this to happen, and if it did, the situation would be corrected very quickly and those responsible would be punished.  
In 1944 when the Reich Economic Office discovered that Commandant Amon Geoth of the Plaszow Forced Labor Camp was stealing the prisoner's rations and selling them on the Black Market he was relieved of command and thrown into Montelupich Prison in Krakow. He remained in state custody until the end of the war.  
The government found a corrupt official and dealt with him quickly and severely.  Until we do the same here, this kind of corruption and waste will continue - all at the expense of the people.
Note - Amon Geoth was a disgrace to National Socialism in general and the SS in particular. The Jews know how to mix their lies with a few truths to make them more believable.  Scum like Geoth are just the ammunition they need to dicredit all of us.  Just like today, the NSM is just the sort of group they need to discredit true National Socialists like the ANP.   Geoth would have made a perfect NSM officer. Remember to always conduct yourselves with honour, loyalty, and integrity at all times.  
Dan 88!  

Thursday, May 22, 2014

ADL: 21 Million Americans Harbor Anti-Semitic Attitudes

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 01:56 PM
By Drew MacKenzie

A new survey has found that 21 million Americans, or nearly one out of every 10 adults, have anti-Semitic prejudices.

The study of 102 countries by the Anti-Defamation League, called the ADL Global 100, found that overall, one in every four adults throughout the world harbors some form of anti-Semitic attitude. 

Respondents were asked a series of 11 questions based on Jewish stereotypes, including those on Jewish power, loyalty, money, and behavior, according to the Jewish news agency JTA. People who replied "probably true" to six or more negative statements about Jews were considered to hold anti-Semitic feelings.

In America, 9 percent of respondents showed that they had anti-Semitic sentiments, with the same percentage of Christians being prejudiced, while only 7 percent of atheists showed such attitudes.

The survey found that 31 percent of Americans feel that Jews "are more loyal to Israel" than to the United States. It also showed that 22 percent of Americans think Jews "still talk too much about what happened to them in the Holocaust." 

The research also discovered that 18 percent of Americans believe the statement that "Jews have too much power in the business world" is probably true.

However, the survey showed that there has been a massive plunge in anti-Semitic tendencies in America since a 2002 ADL study, when it was revealed that 35 million Americans, 17 percent, had anti-Semitic attitudes, which raised concerns at the time that "an undercurrent of Jewish hatred persists in America."

The survey of 1,000 Americans had a margin of error of 3.3 percent.

The largest number of respondents holding anti-Semitic attitudes was found in the Middle East and North Africa, at 74 percent, while 34 percent of Eastern Europeans and 24 percent of Western Europeans harbor ill feelings toward the Jewish race.

The territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip had the highest anti-Semitic attitudes with 93 percent.

Anti-Semitic feelings also run high throughout the Middle East: Yemen, 88 percent; Algeria and Libya, both 87 percent; Tunisia, 86 percent; Kuwait, 82 percent; Bahrain and Jordan, 81 percent; and Morocco, 80 percent.

"For the first time we have a real sense of how pervasive and persistent anti-Semitism is today around the world," said ADL's national director Abraham Foxman.

"The data from the Global 100 Index enables us to look beyond anti-Semitic incidents and rhetoric and quantify the prevalence of anti-Semitic attitudes across the globe. We can now identify hotspots, as well as countries and regions of the world where hatred of Jews is essentially nonexistent."

The ADL survey found that several countries had very little anti-Semitic beliefs, with Laos having just 0.2 percent of its adult population being prejudiced. 

Philippines had 3 percent; Sweden, 4 percent; the Netherlands, 5 percent; Vietnam, 6 percent; the United Kingdom, 8 percent; Denmark, 9 percent; Tanzania, 12 percent; and Thailand, 13 percent.


Comment:

As this study was done by a Jewish organization, I have doubts as to its accuracy.  Jews are well-known for their habits of exaggerating and out right lies.  I take everything they say with a grain of salt.

Anyway, as you can see, they never stop promoting their race and their agenda which is why we must not stop either.  Our Spring Blitz is still going on.  Let's get that literature out there. We must fight their propaganda with our own, so rather than easing up and patting ourselves on the backs we must keep the pressure on.  They will, and so must we.

Interestingly enough, take notice of the fact that most Asian countries have low anti Semitism.  That's because they haven't had a lot of contact with Jews.  It's hard to be against a people you know little about. Note that Thailand has the highest amount of anti-Semitism. There's a good reason for that.  Thailand is becoming quit a profitable place in the global economy.  Business has generally been good for them.  They've had a lot more contact with Jewish businessmen and banksters.  The Thai people know Jews better than say the Laotians or the Vietnamese.  Thailand is beginning to understand who they are dealing with. Laos and Vietnam haven't gotten the message yet because their contact has been far more limited.  But as Jewish influence grows, they'll get the message.  Hopefully it won't be too late for them - like it almost is here.

"The price of liberty is eternal vigilance." - Thomas Jefferson.

Dan 88! 



Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Pentagon Has a Plan to Stop the Zombie Apocalypse. Seriously.

Everything you need to know about the U.S. military’s defense strategy to protect humanity from the walking dead.  The document was written to be amusing, but it is not a joke.  It actually exists.

BY GORDON LUBOLD MAY 13, 2014
   
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The U.S. military has always been the one place in government with a plan, forever in preparation mode and ready to yank a blueprint off the shelf for almost any contingency. Need a response for a Russian nuclear missile launch? Check. Have to rescue a U.S. ambassador kidnapped by drug lords? Yup, check, got that covered. How about a detailed strategy for surviving a zombie apocalypse? As it turns out, check.

Incredibly, the Defense Department has a response if zombies attacked and the armed forces had to eradicate flesh-eating walkers in order to "preserve the sanctity of human life" among all the "non-zombie humans."

Buried on the military's secret computer network is an unclassified document, obtained by Foreign Policy, called "CONOP 8888." It's a zombie survival plan, a how-to guide for military planners trying to isolate the threat from a menu of the undead -- from chicken zombies to vegetarian zombies and even "evil magic zombies" -- and destroy them.

"This plan fulfills fictional contingency planning guidance tasking for U.S. Strategic Command to develop a comprehensive [plan] to undertake military operations to preserve 'non-zombie' humans from the threats posed by a zombie horde," CONOP 8888's plan summary reads. "Because zombies pose a threat to all non-zombie human life, [Strategic Command] will be prepared to preserve the sanctity of human life and conduct operations in support of any human population -- including traditional adversaries."

CONOP 8888, otherwise known as "Counter-Zombie Dominance" and dated April 30, 2011, is no laughing matter, and yet of course it is. As its authors note in the document's "disclaimer section," "this plan was not actually designed as a joke."

Military planners assigned to the U.S. Strategic Command in Omaha, Nebraska during 2009 and 2010 looked for a creative way to devise a planning document to protect citizens in the event of an attack of any kind. The officers used zombies as their muse. "Planners ... realized that training examples for plans must accommodate the political fallout that occurs if the general public mistakenly believes that a fictional training scenario is actually a real plan," the authors wrote, adding: "Rather than risk such an outcome by teaching our augmentees using the fictional 'Tunisia' or 'Nigeria' scenarios used at [Joint Combined Warfighting School], we elected to use a completely-impossible scenario that could never be mistaken for a real plan."

Navy Capt. Pamela Kunze, a spokeswoman for Strategic Command, acknowledged the document exists on a "secure Internet site" but took pains to explain that the zombie survival guide is only a creative endeavor for training purposes. "The document is identified as a training tool used in an in-house training exercise where students learn about the basic concepts of military plans and order development through a fictional training scenario," she wrote in an email. "This document is not a U.S. Strategic Command plan."

This isn't the first time zombies have been used to inspire trainers or the American public. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) built an entire public awareness campaign for emergency preparedness around zombies. "Get a kit, make a plan, be prepared," one CDC poster warns as a dead-eyed woman peeks over a blanket.

But the military appears to have come up with the idea first. And of course, should there be a zombie apocalypse, the military indeed has a plan.

CONOP 8888 is designed to "establish and maintain a vigilant defensive condition aimed at protecting humankind from zombies," according to the plan's purpose, and, "if necessary, conduct operations that will, if directed, eradicate zombie threats to human safety." Finally, the plan provides guidance to "aid civil authorities in maintaining law and order and restoring basic services during and after a zombie attack."

The "worst case threat scenario," according to the plan, suggests a rather dark situation: a zombie attack in which there would be high "transmissibility," lots of zombies eating lots of people, zombies infecting humans at a rapid rate, and little or no immunity and few effective countermeasures.

Under "Zombie Threat Summary," the plan highlights the different kinds of zombie adversaries one might find in such an attack. They include not only vegetarian zombies ("zombie life forms originating from any cause but pose no direct threat to humans because they only eat plant life"); evil magic zombies ("EMZs are zombie life forms created via some form of occult experimentation in what might otherwise be referred to as 'evil magic'"); and also chicken zombies.

"Although it sounds ridiculous, this is actually the only proven class of zombie that actually exists," the plan states. So-called "CZs" occur when old hens that can no longer lay eggs are euthanized by farmers with carbon monoxide, buried, and then claw their way back to the surface. "CZs are simply terrifying to behold and are likely only to make people become vegetarians in protest to animal cruelty," CONOP 8888 notes. 

The catalog of the walking dead also includes zombies that come from outer space; those deliberately created by Frankensteinian bio-engineers; and humans that have been invaded by a pathogen that turns them into zombies.

The catalog of the walking dead also includes zombies that come from outer space; those deliberately created by Frankensteinian bio-engineers; and humans that have been invaded by a pathogen that turns them into zombies.

The plan reviews, extensively, the various phases of saving the world from zombie rule and reads not unlike the phases of a counterinsurgency campaign: from "shape" to "deter" to "seize initiative" to "dominate" to "stabilize" and, finally, in the final, confidence-building phase, "restore civil authority." That final phase includes the directive to "prepare to redeploy the forces to attack surviving zombie holdouts."

Finally, "[a]s directed by POTUS (President Of The United States) and SECDEF (Secretary Of Defense," using military-ese for the president of the United States and the defense secretary, "provide support to federal, state and tribal agencies' efforts to restore basic services in zombie-related disaster areas."

If the military's mantra is to "be prepared," then writing a zombie survival guide -- even if it is just for an imaginative exercise -- makes sense. "I hope we've invested a similar level of intellectual rigor against dragon egg hatching contingencies," one defense official quipped.

CONOP 8888

Comment:

So this is how the government spends our money?  Typical.  Don't you just love the 8888 part of the name? 

The military does hold war games.  It would be so cool to be a part of a zombie war game. That would really be something to tell your kids and grandkids about! 

Anyway, today (I'm writing this on Tuesday) I had a very unpleasant family duty.  I had to attend a funeral. Consequently I'm not really up to making a serious post, so I thought I'd post something amusing.  I can't speak for you, but today I certainly could stand something amusing.  Funerals are so depressing.

I'll be back with a serious post tomorrow.  If you're a zombie fan, I'm sure you enjoyed this one.

Dan 88!